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  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Morning Plum: On immigration, the GOP is Ted Cruz’s party

    07/17/2014 11:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | July 17, 2014 | Greg Sargent
    As I’ve noted here before, the current crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border has had one upside. It has forced the actual GOP stance on immigration out into the open, increasingly boxing Republicans into a position where their main solution to the broader immigration crisis is effectively advocating for maximum deportations from the interior, including of the DREAMers. Now, as the battle over the crisis continues to roil the political landscape, the point is being underscored by none other than Ted Cruz: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as...
  • Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border

    07/09/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/9/14 | GOPICYMI
    Published on Jul 9, 2014 Democrat Rep: Obama Looks "Aloof," Has Time To Drink Beer But Not Visit Border (July 9, 2014)
  • Democrat Congressman Surprises Candy Crowley by Blaming Obama for Border Crises

    07/06/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It must have seemed to Candy Crowley like a surefire way to inspire a spirited debate by inviting both Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar of Laredo, Texas and Mayor Alan Long of Murrieta, California to appear together on today's State of the Union on CNN to discuss the border crises. Well, to Candy's great surprise (and probably costernation) they both pretty much agreed about the situation and placed the blame on the Obama administration. The biggest surprise to Crowley must have been the response of Congressman Cuellar as you can see in this video (and after the jump) making the point...
  • Proposed high-speed rail would link Texas and Mexico

    01/15/2014 7:02:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    SAN ANTONIO — A proposed high speed rail between San Antonio and Monterrey is in the works. One lawmaker says it would revolutionize trade and travel between the U.S. and Mexico and pump more tourism dollars into the local economy. On Thursday, Representative Henry Cuellar will meet with the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and Mexican officials to discuss the proposed rail system. Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between...
  • Some Democrats refuse to back Obama

    11/13/2011 6:33:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov.13, 2011 | MANU RAJU & MARIN COGAN
    Sen. Joe Lieberman was treated like an outcast back in 2008 when he broke from the Senate Democratic Caucus and openly opposed Barack Obama’s bid for the White House. Asked last week if he’d back Obama in 2012, the Connecticut independent said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” This time around, there may be more Liebermans. A number of moderate Democrats like Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders are declining to give their unqualified support for the president, saying they’re either too focused on their own races or are calling on the White House...
  • [Texas: Laredo]Mayor Salinas and Congressman Cuellar Speak Out Against the Border Security Report

    09/29/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 29, 2011
    More state and local officials are speaking out about that report issued Monday by Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. The independent study co-authored by a retired general and a retired major general stated that conducting business in a Texas border county was like living in a war zone, and citizens are under attack around the clock. The report also stated that hundreds of people had been killed in Texas border counties because of spillover violence. When asked where that information came from, an official wasn't able to give proof to support the claim but said about 500 people are...
  • [South Texas Democrat]Organizers forced to move Get out the Vote Rally from Veterans Park

    10/25/2010 11:54:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | October 25, 2010 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    Today's Get out the Vote Rally at Veterans Park has been moved and will now be held on the vacant lot across the street from the park. Cameron County Judge Carlos H. Cascos earlier said the rally violates the election code and had asked the county's Election Department to move it because of its proximity to an early voting location. The rally will be moved to the new location because officials do not want to be accused of doing anything unlawful, said Jose Borjon, communications director for U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus, Christi, who is organizing the event. In...
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • Back Off Cuellar tells legislators immigration reform is strictly a federal matter[Texas]

    05/10/2008 1:44:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 97+ views
    The Monitor ^ | May 9, 2008 | JAMES OSBORNE
    McALLEN - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar told the Texas Legislature to stay away from enacting immigration reform. "This is a federal matter," said Cuellar, D-Laredo. "If the state gets involved you're liable to have a patchwork of laws." The congressman made his comments Friday to a roomful of Texas businesspeople at the McAllen Convention Center during a forum on the effects increasing immigration enforcement have on the business sector. During the last legislative session, a Republican-led coalition pushed for the creation of a system of fines and other punitive measures for Texas businesses caught hiring illegal immigrants, as well as...
  • Power women; Hutchison and Pelosi visit Laredo separately

    11/17/2007 9:37:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 198+ views
    Two of the most powerful women in the country are scheduled to be in Laredo today.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the third-most powerful politician in the country, will tour the region with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, where she will meet some of the nation's most impoverished citizens. And U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will visit Texas A&M International University to discuss the importance of education and, specifically TAMIU's GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program. After meeting with parents and students involved in the GEAR UP program, Hutchison is scheduled to briefly address the media. The...
  • WSJ: Cafta Recriminations - Nancy Pelosi is contemplating revenge against the 15 Democrats.

    08/01/2005 5:02:05 AM PDT · by OESY · 74 replies · 1,941+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2005 | Editorial (full text)
    The political recriminations from the cliffhanger passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement last week are even worse than we thought. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is contemplating revenge against the 15 Democrats who had the nerve to vote for hemispheric growth and progress. The San Francisco Democrat called a caucus gripe session in the wake of last Wednesday's vote, and an article in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call suggested that Democrats who voted yes may lose their favorite committee assignments. Our John Fund reports on that Democratic leaders are especially mad at two Black Caucus...
  • Richard Raymond Eyes Tough Race {South TX U.S. House District, 2006}

    07/09/2005 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 327+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 07-09-05 | Cortez, Tricia
    Raymond eyes tough race By TRICIA CORTEZ LAREDO MORNING TIMES The March Democratic primary is eight months away, an eternity in politics, but the race for one of Laredo's two congressional seats promises to be as furious as an Alabama tick in summer. This week, state Rep. Richard Raymond, D-Laredo, made clear his intentions to challenge incumbent Congressman Henry Cuellar of Laredo. However, Raymond said Friday he would make no formal announcement until the special session on school finance in Austin is over. Over the years, both legislators have done little to hide their dislike and lack of support for...
  • Former Dallas congressman backs Raymond against Cuellar (Texas CD 28)

    06/24/2005 5:11:17 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 286+ views
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic battle in South Texas intensified this week when former Rep. Martin Frost of Dallas backed state Rep. Richard Raymond's likely challenge to Congressman Henry Cuellar in the 28th congressional district. Frost endorsed Raymond in a letter to political loyalists, citing Cuellar's “astonishing record of betrayal” to the Democratic Party. The charge brought an angry rebuke on Friday from Cuellar spokesmen, who accused Frost of meddling in the South Texas race out of sheer boredom, following his defeat at the polls in 2004. “I think Martin should take up fishing, or get a hobby,” said Colin Strother,...
  • Magazine Takes Shot at Laredo {Men's Health Calls Laredo One of the "Dumbest" Cities}

    01/10/2005 6:34:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 3,792+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 01-10-05 | Arce, Adriana
    Magazine takes shot at Laredo By Adriana Arce Times staff writer Laredo took a blow last year when it was rated the worst city to live in. This year its being called one of the dumbest. "Mens Health" magazine recently released an article, "Is Your City Stupid?" ranking cities based on the number of bachelor degrees per capita, number of universities and inhabitants SAT scores. The researchers also considered state creativity scores assessed by the Catalytix and the Richard Florida Creativity Group and the number of Nobel Prize winners for physics and medicine born within city limits. Among 101 cities...
  • Ciro Rodriguez's Re-election Hopes Alive; Cuellar to Fight Ruling

    06/24/2004 6:27:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 378+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 06-24-2004 | Cortez, Tricia
    Ciro wins one Rodriguez's re-election hopes alive; Cuellar to fight ruling BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer Wednesday afternoon, attorneys in the drawn-out electoral battle between Henry Cuellar and Ciro Rodriguez received the long-awaited phone call from the 4th Court of Appeals. In a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel reversed the ruling of the lower court, stating the visiting trial judge erred when he did not allow Rodriguez to introduce evidence of alleged voting irregularities. The case has been remanded back to Laredo for trial although no date has been set. Just last week, Cuellar expressed confidence the court would...
  • Ballot Recount Begins in District 28 Texas Congressional Race

    05/07/2004 5:30:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 178+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 05-07-04 | Almada, Laurel
    Ballot recount begins in District 28 race BY LAUREL ALMADA Times staff writer The results of the U.S. Congressional District 28 recount are expected to be in later today, after the court appointed committee counting the ballots completes the process. The second recount began Thursday morning at the Webb County Justice Center's central jury room. "It's been going well," Henry Cuellar spokesman T.J. Connolly said Thursday evening. "The people in charge did a commendable job of organizing." U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez spokesperson John Puder shared a different opinion. "It's gone very slow," he said, adding that he believes the process...
  • Retired Texas Judge Gets Rodriguez-Cuellar Lawsuit

    04/16/2004 7:15:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 133+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 04-16-04 | Badger, T.A,, AP
    Retired judge gets recount lawsuit BY T.A. BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO - A retired state judge was chosen Thursday to preside over U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez's lawsuit alleging vote fraud in two South Texas counties after a recount showed he lost the Democratic primary election to Henry Cuellar. Joseph H. Hart, a senior litigator in the high-powered Austin firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, was assigned the case by state Judge David Peeples of San Antonio, presiding judge in the Fourth Judicial Administrative Region. "I picked the person that I thought was the best person for the...
  • Fraud Allegations Disputed {in Laredo/San Antonio Congressional Primary}

    04/08/2004 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 04-08-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Fraud allegations disputed BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer Webb County Commissioner Judith Gutierrez blasted the Ciro Rodriguez camp and the San Antonio Express-News Wednesday for their "continued allegations and inferences" that electoral fraud occurred in Webb and Zapata counties. She was referring to the recount of ballots in the hotly contested race for Congressional District 28 involving Laredoan Henry Cuellar and incumbent Rodriguez of San Antonio. "Enough is enough. If you have any evidence of fraud, prove it," Gutierrez said, referring to "one-sided news reports" and a particularly biting Thursday piece by Express-News columnist Ken Rodriguez. "It is an...
  • Democratic Party rejects request for third Webb recount(TEXAS)

    04/02/2004 2:34:54 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 241+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/02/2004 | Rebeca Rodriguez
    The Texas Democratic Party rejected a request today from Webb County party officials to count for a third time disputed ballots from the 28th Congressional District primary race, saying that the result of the clouded election is best decided in a court of law. "There is little doubt that something sketchy is going on in Zapata and Webb counties," said Texas Democratic Party Chairman Charles Soechting. "I feel strongly that there ought to be a recount. That recount should occur under the watchful eye of a judge, and any comments about how extra ballots appeared should be made under oath....
  • Recount Ongoing in Texas Democrat Congressional Primary Race

    03/28/2004 12:37:34 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 03-28-04 | Staff
    Recount ongoing in congressional race Times staff reports Congressman Ciro Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) gained three more votes Friday in the recount of ballots ordered by opponent Henry Cuellar of Laredo. After a recount of votes cast in two of the 11 counties that comprise Congressional District 28, Rodriguez picked up one vote in Wilson County and two in Atascosa Friday, increasing his margin of victory to 148 votes, according to the Austin-based Quorum Report. “Most eyes are focused on the recount in Bexar County. Both candidates and the local Democratic Party have agreed not to recount votes recorded on the...
  • Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, D-TX, Claims Narrow Win

    03/11/2004 6:03:03 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 03-11-04 | Cortez, Tricia
    Ciro claims narrow win BY TRICIA CORTEZ Times staff writer By an amazing 126-vote margin out of 48,542 total votes cast, Laredoan Henry Cuellar lost his second bid for U.S. Congress to incumbent Ciro Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) in the March 9 primary. Cuellar was running in the Democratic primary against Rodriguez for the 11-county Congressional District 28 seat. "We expected it to be a tight race, but not this tight," Cuellar said early Wednesday afternoon. "This should be a wake-up call to voters who say their vote doesn't count. Yes it does." Cuellar received 24,208 votes, or 49.87 percent of...
  • {Democrat Henry} Cuellar Files for Office (U.S. House against Ciro Rodriguez}

    01/13/2004 6:07:40 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 247+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 01-13-04 | Times Staff Reports
    Cuellar files for office Times staff reports Former state representative Henry Cuellar announced his filing for candidacy for the new 28th Congressional District, Monday. In a press release issued by his campaign headquarters, Cuellar announced his decision to run for the Democratic nomination in the March 9 primaries. He filed with state Democratic Party headquarters in Austin Sunday afternoon. The newly created congressional district is made up of Atascosa, Frio, Guadalupe, La Salle, McMullen, Wilson, Zapata and part of Bexar, Comal and Webb counties. "As a state representative for 14 years, I fought to bring improved funding for education, healthcare...
  • Texas Remap Pits Democrat Against Pal

    12/19/2003 7:39:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 163+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 12-18-03 | McNeely, Dave
    Remap pits Democrat against pal SAN ANTONIO — They were buddies as Texas House freshmen in 1987. But lately, there's bad blood. One wants the other's job. Ciro Rodriguez, 57, of San Antonio went on to Congress in 1997. Henry Cuellar, 48, of Laredo stayed in the House. But he endorsed Republican Gov. George W. Bush for president in 2000. And on Jan. 2, 2001, he became secretary of state, the first appointee of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, another 1980s House buddy when Perry was still a Democrat. Rodriguez, a devout Democrat, remained friends with Cuellar. He welcomed him back...